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San Diego band The Donkeys will perform a virtu...

San Diego Virtual Weekend Events: Seaport Sessions, Drive-Up Art and Experimental Music

May 21
By Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

This weekend's virtual arts and culture offerings include Seaport Sessions, a live music and art pop-up festival, your last chance to see artist Michelle Montjoy's installation through Lux Art Institute's front windows and a curated experimental music session.

San Diego visual artist Mary Jhun is pictured w...

5 San Diego Artists To Follow On Instagram Right Now

May 20
By Julia Dixon Evans

Some talented San Diegans to follow right now to get you through quarantine with a little inspiration.

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Wonderfront Cancels 2020 Festival Because Of Coronavirus Pandemic

May 15
By City News Service

"Due to the time and effort it takes to pull off a successful large event of this nature, and signals from Governor Gavin Newsom that events like music festivals aren't likely to be allowed until 2021, this announcement had to be made now."

Artist rendering of the new bandshell to be bui...

San Diego Symphony Cancels 2020 Season, Pushes Opening of The Shell to 2021

May 14
By City News Service

The decision to postpone the opening of the long-awaited shell was made in light of ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

Brendan Boyle, the owner Folk Arts Rare Records...

Legendary San Diego Record Shop Reopens For Socially-Distanced Crate-Digging

May 9
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A slew of businesses across the state reopened this weekend. But new rules to promote social distancing have changed the shopping experience drastically.

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Silent Films With Live Music Every Sunday On YouTube

May 8
By Beth Accomando

With cinemas closed because of the coronavirus pandemic people are looking more and more to other options for entertainment. Here's one suggestion that harkens back to a cinema tradition more than a century old.

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Only Here Podcast: Following The Footsteps Of Latin Music's Trip To The Top

May 8
By Kinsee Morlan

Tracing the story of how Latin music became as popular as American pop music with Isabela Raygoza, a music journalist from Tijuana and San Diego whose career closely paralleled the boom in Latin music that's happened over the past decade.

UC San Diego Anthony Davis in an undated photo.

UC San Diego's Anthony Davis Wins Pulitzer For Central Park Five Opera

May 7
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

Anthony Davis, UC San Diego professor of music, has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2016 opera The Central Park Five.

A Native Poppy arrangement is pictured in an un...

San Diego Top Mother's Day Weekend Events: From Opera To Cartooning To Nature Mandalas To Brunch

May 7
By Julia Dixon Evans

Looking for a few ways to infuse art and culture into your pandemic weekend and Mother's Day?

Guadalajara-born Le Butcherettes just released ...

5-Plus Songs To Discover In San Diego In May

April 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

We're listening to new music from Le Butcherettes, The Midnight Pine, Le Saboteur and Maura Rosa, plus an upcoming show from The Donkeys and a staff pick from Jens Lekman.

Mia Doi Todd shows off some of her selections i...

Private Playlist: Mia Doi Todd Recommends Space-Age Sounds And Brazilian Tunes

April 29
KCRW

Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments.

The Casbah stage sits empty on April 28, 2020. ...

Industry Interrupted: Music In San Diego In A Pandemic

April 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

What the future may look like for The Casbah, plus pandemic life in different corners of San Diego's music industry

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Streaming Options: The Good, The Bad, And The Undead

April 17
By Beth Accomando

With cinemas closed, online streaming is the main source for new entertainment. This weekend you can choose among Asian gangsters, trolls and New York vampires.

Chris Cohen with some of his Private Playlist s...

Celebrating Public Radio Music Day

April 16
KCRW

Thursday, April 16, marks the first Public Radio Music Day which celebrates the special role that non-commercial radio stations play in bringing music to our ears.

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5 Songs To Discover In April: The 'What We'll Miss' Version

March 31
By Julia Dixon Evans

Crank up the volume at home, close your eyes and it's almost like you're at a concert

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